Best ereader recommendations

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  1. ronidog1

    ronidog1 Funster

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    My great Sony ereader has died and needs replacing. aahhhh. I find reading on such a device great especially when travelling in the van.

    I would like one with a good paper like finish and a light on the screen for those dark nights. It should also have the ability to read a range of publication formats so that I can downaload books from a range of suppliers.

    Any suggestions for a replacement.?

    Thanks

    Ronidog
     
  2. Mags52

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    When my Sony died I replaced it with a Kindle Paperwhite and I love it. I know it's restricted to Amazon books but there is an unlimited supply and I found the prices a lot more reasonable than Waterstones. Mags
     
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  3. Fenman

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    I have a Kindle Fire. The smaller one as it's plenty big enough as a book reader. It also has superb colour which I love for travel and cookery books.
    I can also, if I want, use email and internet.
    Wife has a Paperwhite but mine was a whole lot cheaper and I love it.
    You are tied to Amazon but you can also download books to a file on your laptop and then transfer them to the Kindle.
    I also paid a tenner more to have no daily annoyances from Amazon.
     
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    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

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    This
    Not true :D
    Calibre (free) simply & easily converts any e-book library from one format to another - then simply copy'n'paste your converted books into the Kindle.
    So @Mags52 your Sony e-book library isn't lost, just use Calibre (y)
     
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  5. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

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    I've got a Kindle Voyage which has the same screen tech as the Paperwhite.

    It's brilliant.
     
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    Another vote for Kindle Paperwhite, just replaced my dying standard Kindle.
     
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    Had one of the original Kindles for years now, don't want to temp fate but will certainly replace it with a newer version when it eventually sheds its mortal coil.

    There are thousands of free books on Amazon never any need to pay for a book unless you want the latest edition of something or another.
     
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    Another vote for Kindle Paperwhite. Had mine 2 years and read it every night, no issues.
     
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    I have a Kindle keyboard for outdoor reading and when it dies I will have a Paperwhite. I have a Fire and don't use it anymore. I now use a Hudl to do the same things as the Fire.
     
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    I used to have the kindle case that incorporated a light but as much as I loved the kindle it was a pain. I got the paperwhite as soon it appeared. Whether reading in the dark or in the brightest sunlight I must say it is absolutely superb
     
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    I just use an Android tablet (Nexus 9) and the free Kindle app. Of course battery life is not as good as a Kindle but it does so much more.

    I would be wary of Kindle Fires, they are wedded to Amazon and some come with adverts as as been reported here.
     
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    My wife uses a iPad mini with the Kindle app, which has the advantage of being a great ereader and a computer as well. :)
     
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    Another vote for the Voyage. I've come up via the original keyboard Kindles, did not get on with the Paperwhite at all ( after 2 trials) as I missed the page turn buttons but they are there- if you want them- on the Voyage and it is excellent. I'm left handed and the "buttons" ( adjustable pressure sensitive with feedback) are on either side of the screen so you can turn pages with either left or right thumb or swipe if you want to. Streets ahead of the Paperwhite but more expensive.

    I've also got a Nexus 9 but can't use that in bright light and find my eyes get tired after an hour or so reading at a time. Not so with the Voyage.
     
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  14. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Latest Kindle paperwhite here..On my third one as previous 2 had pin holes in screen. 3rd now playing up with dark shadows bottom of screen and information has disappeared:(

    all common well know defects...
     
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    I still have the original Kindle but the battery doesn't seem to last as long as it used to. Does anyone know if the battery can be replaced, please?
     
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    I have the original Kindle, but like some others, I now use a 7"tablet with Kindle app. It's just one less thing to carry around.
    On the subject, anyone aware of issues charging tablets via an inverter - NOT a pure sine wave one?
     
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    Have a look on YouTube probably a how to video?
     
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    I've tried the Fire and tried the app on my iPad but I don't like the glare of the backlit screen for reading, especially when there's no other light in the room i.e. reading in bed.

    The screens on the Paperwhite and the Voyage are fantastic and easy to use in any lighting conditions from bright sunlight to pitch black.

    Personally I don't want my kindle to be anything other than an ereader. I have an iPad for the other stuff.
     
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    Kindle batteries.
     
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    Yes it can. The original Kindle is just about the easiest phone/tablet type device to work on. Replacing a battery would be a 10 minute job.
     
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